Expansion of existing incineration plant in the familiar sculptural composition
Expansion of the existing waste incineration plant with a third block in the form of a biomass plant with straw as the primary fuel and wood pellets as secondary fuel.
This biomass-fuelled CHP plant is one of Denmark’s largest plants of this type, producing 37MW of electricity and 77MW of district heating, amounting to 20% of district heating production in the Aarhus area. The plant is one of the major components in Aarhus Municipality’s Climate Heat Plan, in which district heating production will be converted to CO2-neutral district heating with a variety of energy sources and at several different plants. The plant will be fuelled mainly by straw and up to 50% wood chips.
The existing composition with two distinctive individual, semi-transparent glass cubes containing the waste incineration facility continues with the third glass cube, which contains the new biomass-fuelled plant. The new 104-metre-high chimney is situated between the existing plants and serves both.
The aim of the new module is to enhance the current architecture designed by FRIIS & MOLTKE in 2004, in terms of space, height, alignment and materiality.